January 16, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Divorce numbers increased in 2015

Statistics show divorce rates were up and marriage rates were down in Huntingdon County in 2015.  Prothonotary Kay Coons said from January to December, her office handled 161 new divorce cases.  “The total divorces entered for the yea More...

Local educators share benefits of traveling

According to the Student and Youth Travel Association (SYTA), youth and student travel accounts for 20 percent of the global tourism industry. More...

Jobs

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Huntingdon County’s Most Wanted

Name: Maurice Lewis III  Date of Birth: Aug. More...

Engineers address water plant project

For nearly six months, there have been a lot of questions pointed at Huntingdon Borough engineering firm GHD and borough engineer Kevin Nester about the delays in the $11 million water treatment plant project.  More...

HASB members hear new course presentation

There could be some additions to course loads for the 2016-17 school year at the Huntingdon Area High School after a list of 14 courses that could be changed by the board in the near future was discussed during Monday night’s workshop session o More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Number of marriages increases in county

75 Years Ago  Huntingdon County delegations will make a determined effort to have the new veterans’ hospital erected in the county. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, Jan. 16 AA Meeting Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Mount Union. For more information, call 643-0623. More...

Local Sports

100 years of Huntingdon basketball

Bearcat celebrate with 59-46 win over Raiders

On a night that celebrated 100 years of Bearcat basketball, Huntingdon played a tough game against Bellefonte. More...

Red Raiders get past Huntingdon 35-29

Girls’ Basketball:

Huntingdon came out with a lot of energy in the opening period during Friday evening’s Mountain League contest at Bellefonte. More...

Tussey drops 76-61 outing at Everett

Tussey Mountain still hasn’t won in 2016. More...

Religion News

Border preparing for pope’s Ciudad Juarez visit

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Cities on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border are preparing for Pope Francis’ visit to the Mexican city of Juarez as Roman Catholic Church officials caution would-be visitors about scams.  More...

Religion Briefs

Obama criticizes rhetoric targeting Muslims   WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says Americans should reject “any politics that targets people because of race or religion.”  More...

A journey in faith

Ten youth of St. More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Starting seeds   It’s seed starting season. I am ordering my seeds. I have been saving the containers that cooked rotisserie chicken comes in from the supermarket. What’s great about them is that they have a clear cover. More...

Annie's Mailbox

More solutions to parking dilemma

Dear Annie: I read with great interest the letter from “At My Wits End,” whose rude neighbors take up too many parking spots on her street. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Capricorn and a Moon in Taurus.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, Jan. 18, 2016:  More...

County 911 site open to public

Residents can now stay informed of where fire and ambulance crews are being dispatched throughout the county thanks to a new website site at www.911routes.com/huntingdoncounty911.  The website is the newest component of the 911 availability pro More...

Saxton family helps child fight cancer

What started out as stomach pains followed by a trip to the emergency room has led a Duncansville lad on what has become a fight for his life.  In May 2015, 6-year old Bryce Johnson was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a rare childhood cancer that More...

Weight loss aspirations often lead to fad diets

With weight loss being the goal of many as the calendar turns over to a new year, advertisements abound promising easy and quick ways to shed pounds.  Nutrition experts, however, advise that there is no “magic bullet” when it comes t More...

State  Free Access 

Casinos break records

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s casinos on Friday reported record revenue in 2015, after two down years as casinos sprout across the northeastern United States and competition for gambling dollars grows.  More...

Adjutant general takes leave

HARRISBURG (AP) — The man who heads the Pennsylvania National Guard and the state Department of Military and Veterans’ Affairs is taking a paid leave of absence, and the governor’s office isn’t saying why.  The administra More...

World  Free Access 

Marathon bomber loses bid for new trial

BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge on Friday rejected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s bid for a new trial and ordered him to pay victims of the deadly attack more than $101 million in restitution.  The restitution order, issued More...

Nominations set stage for Oscar sequel, familiar faces

Coming soon: “Oscars: The Sequel.”  A year after Alejandro Inarritu’s “Birdman” swept top honors at last year’s Academy Awards, Inarritu will again play a leading role at the Academy Awards with his 1820s reve More...

Caitlyn Jenner to focus on advocacy

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Caitlyn Jenner changed her life last year. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Folks lied

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Rams owner Stan Kroenke and others violated Missouri law by lying about their desire to keep the NFL team in St. More...

New concussion protocols for NCAA

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The NCAA’s major conferences approved a rule Friday requiring that school medical professionals have autonomous and final authority in deciding when an athlete returns to play from a concussion or other injury, a move l More...

An elite group of quarterbacks still at work this weekend

It’s quite a list: Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Aaron Rodgers, Ben Roethlisberger, Russell Wilson, Cam Newton, Carson Palmer and Alex Smith.  A particularly elite collection of NFL quarterbacks will be in action this weekend. More...

People/Pastimes

Make protein at breakfast this year’s resolution

Tired of the same New Year’s resolution? The popular yet undefined goal to make healthy choices often fails after a few weeks as we get tired of pursuing such a lofty goal. More...

Special Occasions

Jan. 16, 2016   Happy birthday wishes go out to Mona Owens of Huntingdon who will celebrate her birthday today, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016. Happy birthday, Mona!   More...

Doctor K

There is a difference between palliative care and hospice

DEAR DOCTOR K: My mother has a chronic illness. Her doctor told her she needed palliative care. She rejects that because she says palliative care is for patients who have given up.  More...

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